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David French

The “Frenchian” Approach To The Culture War

Is politics war? How do we wage the culture war without stepping on others’ freedom? Are conservatives underestimating the culture war? Can it be solved with civil debate? Are some on the right losing the principles of free markets and free minds? Columnist at National Review, David French joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Late Night TV Popularizing Fake Accounts Of History

Will Reps. Talib or Omar ever receive a reckoning for their either anti semitic comments or rewrites of history outside of the conservative media? Why did the student mob go after a Harvard professor for defending a client? Is Roe v. Wade in jeopardy? National Review columnist, David French joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Politicizing The Notre Dame Fire

Does everything have to be viewed through a racial/political prism, even the Notre Dame Cathedral fire coverage? What does “no religion” eclipsing any other choice say about our increasingly more secular society? Has the controversy over the “Pence Rule” faded since the #metoo movement? Writer at National Review, David French joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Dems Don’t Want To Answer Questions From Fox News

Does Jack Phillips represent Christians living out their faith more than some of those of the cloth? Is the Democratic Party refusing to do a Primary debate on Fox more of just an insider media bubble fight or a bigger picture issue? National Review columnist and Time Magazine contributor, David French joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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“Big If True”

Is it becoming more abundantly clear that the hard left has an anti semitism problem? Is Beto’s light dimming? How do the Buzzfeed reports line up with Cohen’s statements in his plea deal? National Review Columnist, David French joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Obama’s Smugness

Is Obama admitting he was great for Wall Street but not so much for working families? Did we fail him? Will identity politics be wielded as a weapon in the Democratic presidential primary? Is a Trump pardon for Manafort on the table? Is a government shutdown the only way to advance Trump’s policy agenda? Could securing the border and making illegal immigration more difficult lead to more rational policy discussions? National Review columnist, David French joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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College Campus Kangaroo Courts Entering SCOTUS Hearings

Why would a former Scalia clerk recklessly suggest one of Kavanaugh’s classmates is the true assailant? Why do Ford and her attorneys believe they are in charge of the Senate? Is the left trying to bring the kangaroo courts of college campuses into the Supreme Court nomination process? Why is it a rush to have the hearing this Monday since she submitted her complaint in July? Writer at National Review, David French joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

Are Trump’s tweets calling for the end of the Mueller probe obstruction of justice or is it his way of venting? Was Sarah Sanders correct in saying freedom of speech and freedom of press go hand-in-hand? Is the temporary restraining order for posting the blueprint for 3D guns the actual injustice occurring? Columnist at National Review, David French joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Trump Exposing The Incivility Of The Left

Should Sarah Sanders be welcome in our “civil” society? Leftists like to blame Trump for the incivility, but what did Trump have to do with the attacks on Charles Murray or Ben Shapiro? Why are we incentivizing hysterical responses to viewpoints we disagree with? Writer at National Review, David French joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Is The NFL Kneeling Ban A Win For Conservatives?

Is Trump to blame for exacerbating the kneeling controversy in the NFL or did he merely expose people for who they really are? Is it good for the country to force people to take sides and for lines to be drawn in the culture war? Columnist at National Review, David French joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Time Running Out For D.C. Swamp Creatures

Will anti-incumbent mood mean upsets in Indiana and West Virginia? Has the mood of the GOP electorate changed since 2016? Can the Trump Administration try to show they are serious about cutting spending after supporting the omnibus bill? Does the moral character of our leaders matter? Columnist at National Review, David French joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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Syrian Airstrikes: “Unconstitutional And Ineffective”

Should Trump have stuck to his instincts and gotten out of Syria? Is U.S. involvement in Syria against Assad or ISIS? If Comey said his duty was to look at the law and facts, why did he apply a different legal standard to Hillary Clinton that didn’t exist? Writer at National Review, David French joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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They Exploit The Liberties Of Free Countries

In the wake of the latest terror attacks in London, what realities does Britain have to face? Is there a Law Enforcement solution? As solutions for stopping terror are discussed, what are the implications for our liberties? David French, Writer at National Review, Constitutional lawyer, bestselling author, and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, joins Dan and Amy for this important conversation.

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David French On Free Speech, Trump's Presidency, Foreign Policy & More

Conservative voices have been shut down on college campuses throughout the country, and few have had keener insight on the issue than National Review's David French. On this edition of Against the Current, Dan Proft goes one-on-one with French to examine how and why this is happening in a wide-ranging discussion on culture, politics and free speech.

They also discuss some of the nation's most pressing foreign policy issues, with French giving his perspective as a military veteran himself. And French tells the rarely-told story of how he was briefly recruited to run for president in 2016, and offers what he thinks are the positives and negatives of the Trump administration so far. This, and more, in this in-depth conversation on Against the Current.

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